Christmas and Construction Chronicles

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Consistently, I am in awe of how things are coming together in God’s timing and order. He continues to make His fame known in Kibera and in my own heart. When I begin to get anxious, His provision comes through in many ways…usually not in the way my own mind would expect. In October, I had decided to totally empty the account in order to continue construction of the new school, a huge leap of faith. $10.050 was sent, with $8,800 going toward construction. Less than a week later, I was already beginning to panic when no funds had come in to replace those sent. When will I learn in a permanent, sustaining way the true goodness and faithfulness of our God?

“Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.Deut.7:9

24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this. 1 Thess.5:24

God has done great and mighty things! What a great Christmas present to the children. This school will be built and God will get ALL praise and glory for it!

We thank God for each and every one of you that has responded in great ways, you have done so much to just pour out your love, some of you in a sacrificial ways to see this school continue being built.

Without your help, where would we be? After my panic, our friends from Georgia made another hugely generous donation($10,000)! We received an unexpected gift from Schwab Charitable to help with the monthly budget. Our sweet summertime teacher, Katie Ruth, her mom Sue and friends had a wonderful fundraiser to contribute more than $6,000 towards the school and student sponsorships. Just yesterday, a good friend surprised us with another super generous gift! So, why I am I telling you this? Because God is good! He loves these children so much!! He wants to glorify Himself in Kibera! He wants to glorify His deeds in North Carolina, Georgia, California and Illinois!! And the entire world!!!

Thanks so much for praying for us! God is answering your prayers!!!

According to our fundraising thermometer, there is only about $25,000 left to be raised in order to complete the school building. YIPEE!!

If you had asked me this time last year, where the school would be in it’s state of completion, I probably would have said maybe 1/3 complete…but with God. (I recently was heckled by an atheistic, saying I should not be giving credit to God for anything because it was people doing this…but without faith, you just cannot understand how God is truly at work in our lives- it is ALL His doing)

The children have completed the Kenyan syllabus and are preparing for exams. Pray for them to remember the things they have learned and to have peace during this busy time. After this, they will celebrate together on Christmas Day at school. Remember, they are family to each other and are so thankful for food they will receive, plus some extra goodies for each of them. They will sing, dance, have fruits, juice and some candy to celebrate our Savior’s birth.

Pray for Monica and the teachers, they work so hard, especially around exam time.

Here is a short video showing some of the windows in the lower level.

Consider helping us with a year end gift. We thank you!

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